May 28, 2014 Food & Drink Sosh Makes Me Social Now that the weather in Chicago is (finally) beautiful, I’m eager to explore new areas of the city and find new restaurants and bars. My favorite places to discover are ones with great patios or rooftops, and the weekly neighborhood festivals in Chicago are great ways to find hidden gems. The hardest part, however, is keeping all of those things organized. I pass by places I want to try all the time, and in the past I added them to a list in my phone that I quickly forgot about and never used. Then I started using Sosh. My social calendar life-saver. I was recently introduced to Sosh and since then, have found myself browsing the app on a regular basis. Its purpose is to introduce you to new things happening in your city. You simply create a profile, specify for your favorite neighborhoods and things that interest you, and the options start pouring in! It’s perfect for browsing what’s new and happening in your area, especially within specific categories that you select. I also love that I can bookmark different places I want to try and then check them off the list after I’ve tried them. Sosh also takes into consideration the time of day, weather, day of the week, and your location within the city, which makes the app way more personal than something like Yelp or Urbanspoon (where you constantly start from scratch). Since downloading the app, I’ve tried several new restaurants and have discovered so many new places and things I want to try. Some examples include burgers at Chef’s Burger Bistro, wine & cheese tasting at Bar Pastoral, dim sum brunch at Fat Rice, brunch at Little Goat, and a hike at Tekakwitha Woods (to please my outdoorsy side). If you’re not in Chicago, don’t worry! Sosh is also available in New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Seattle, and will be available in a few more cities soon. So whether you’re looking for a restaurant, rooftop bar, festival, or open-air market, Sosh has the best recommendations. I wouldn’t recommend their product if I didn’t truly believe in it, so start exploring all that your city has to offer with Sosh ! *This post was sponsored by Sosh. As always, all opinions are my own!